Visiting Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings
The centre brings together interpretations of the mill's role in the industrial revolution and the pioneers who made it happen, including:
- The impact of the building's revolutionary iron frame on the world of architecture
- How flax was processed, from the field to the end product, which include a myriad of items from ship sails to playing cards
- Details of the mill's machinery and technology
- Working conditions at the mill, including child labour
- The change of use from flaxmill to maltings and the malting process
The opening of the Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings Visitor Centre is the first phase of an exciting project with Historic England working in partnership with the Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings and Shropshire Council to restore this historic site and secure its future. Grants from The National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership via its Growth Deal with Government, as well as donations from charitable trusts, foundations, individuals and local companies in support of the project, are enabling the second phase of the restoration to go ahead. Once completed, the buildings will provide a mixed use development with community, residential and commercial facilities.
Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings
The Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings run the Visitor Centre and organise events, tours and public activities on site. When it's complete, the Friends will also manage the public visitor space within the Main Mill.
For more information about public tours, events and open days, register to receive the Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings newsletter.
Spring Gardens, Shrewsbury, SY1 2SX
Entrance off the A5191
Train: Shrewsbury station - 0.7 miles
Bus: 24, 64, 511 & 519